List of the oldest schools in the world

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This is a list of extant schools excluding universities and higher education establishments. The dates refer to the foundation or the earliest documented contemporary reference to the school.

Second century BC[edit]

  • Shishi Middle School, China (143–141 BC) Note: The school ceased to operate for a period before its refounding in 1661. The claim to be the oldest continuous school has therefore been disputed.

Sixth century[edit]

Seventh century[edit]

Eighth century[edit]

Ninth century[edit]

Tenth century[edit]

Eleventh century[edit]

Twelfth century[edit]

Thirteenth century[edit]

Fourteenth century[edit]

Fifteenth century[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

Number of extant schools founded before 1600 by country[edit]

  • Austria 1
  • China 3
  • Czech Republic 1
  • Denmark 5
  • England 93
  • Finland 1
  • France 1
  • Germany 10
  • Hungary 2
  • Iceland 1
  • Ireland 2
  • Italy 1
  • Latvia 1
  • Lithuania 1
  • Netherlands 10
  • Norway 3
  • Poland 1
  • Romania 1
  • Scotland 8
  • Spain 1
  • Sweden 2
  • Turkey 2
  • Wales 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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